Local Musician Performs for Alzheimer’s Society Fundraiser

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Don Norman, a long-time resident of Kingston, performed on the Ten Guitars CD – now on sale with 100% of money raised going to the Alzheimer’s Society serving Ottawa and Renfrew County:

Don Norman may reside in Kingston now, but if you grew up in Ottawa and area in the 1960’s then you likely danced along to two notable bands that Norman played in. The Esquires and Don Norman and The Other Four were big hits in the city and performed at many clubs and high school dances.

So, when he heard about the Ten Guitars project Norman said, “I’m in.”

The brain child of fellow musicians Denny Welburn and Paul Johanis, the Ten Guitars CD pulls together ten local and Ottawa area musicians, doing ten different instrumentals and it’s all a fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Society serving Ottawa and Renfrew County.


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Hearing music helps Alzheimer’s patients recall their ‘music memory’ and music therapy is used to lower anxiety levels in patients. It helps caregivers as well and the Alzheimer’s Society will help families and caregivers put together a music CD of favourite tunes – for free.

Ten Guitars features musicians, just like Norman, who have been involved in the local music scene for decades. And at age 74, Norman is still performing and doesn’t have plans to quit anytime soon. Collectively, these musicians have been providing some of the best music to come out of Ottawa and the surrounding areas for decades.

All the proceeds – 100% – go to the Alzheimer’s Society serving Ottawa and Renfrew County. Visit www.alzheimer.ca for more information.

Check out Ten Guitars website – www.tenguitars.ca.

You can buy the CD online or at Legend Records in Ottawa.


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